Baston in Custody after Struggle with Law Enforcement
On March 21st at approximately 12:30pm the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office received a tip leading us to 1710 E. 1500 rd.,in Lawrence, Kansas. Upon arrival, and through the investigation, we learned that Russell Baston was in the garage behind the house. There was a short standoff with Baston, then he tried to flee from the garage and was taken into custody, after a short confrontation with Officers. Agencies involved are the Jefferson County Sheriff, Douglas County Sheriff, Leavenworth County Sheriff, and Lawrence Police Department. I would like to thank everybody that helped get the information out and the quick capture of Russell Baston.
Baston is booked into the Jefferson County Jail as a 44 year old male, 6'1'' and 225 pounds. Baston is being held at the Jefferson County Jail awaiting first appearance on the following charges:
1. 21-5915,a: Failure to Appear Warrant on Traffic Charges
2. 21-5807,a,1: Theft of Property
3. 21-5801,a,1:Theft of Property
4. 21-5813,a,1,B2: Criminal Damage
5. 08-1538,b,1,C: Fleeing/Attempt to Elude Law Enforcement